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January 23, 2016 at 11:10 AM #10107
It’s been a while since we reviewed any earphones on Gizmochina and thus we decided to take a look at Xiaomi hybrid dual drivers earphones. We were definitely impressed by the Xiaomi Pistons 3 earphones and this is a new and (hopefully) upgraded model. Find out more in our full review.
Thanks to Banggood for sending Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones for a review.
Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones Review: UNBOXING
The earphones are packed in quite a typical Xiaomi fashion were all the items stuffed in neatly. The contents include the earphones itself, extra sets of different sizes earbuds and instruction manuals in Chinese.
Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones Review: DESIGN
When it comes to the design, Xiaomi earphones are very well made and uses high quality materials in the construction.
The earphones itself are made of metal and plastic, and they feel very sturdy. “HD Audio” is written on both earphones.
On the right earphones there is a remote control where you can find volume up/down, play/pause buttons. On the other side there is a mic for hands-free calling, which works pretty well if you move it away from your clothes or anything else that touches while walking. The conversations were clear on both ends and thus we could not ask more for the call quality.
The most part of the wire is made of kevlar, which was chosen to make the cable tangle-free. It sure works great but we are curious why the kevlar coating was not used for the entire cable. Therefore, the tangential part of the cable that goes to the earphones itself is made of rubber, which is quite easy to tangle. Anyway, this design is used on the majority of earphones and it may have something important to do.
The headset connector is made of plastic but looks like metal.
Overall, the design and build quality of the Xiaomi earphones is excellent. In fact, they look like a much more expensive pair of earphones.
Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones Review: SOUND QUALITY
To put it simply, they sound amazing. I have been using Xiaomi Pistons 3 every single day for quite a while and I have already told that they were probably the best cheap earphones under $20.
This time around Xiaomi managed to do a couple of noticeable improvements. First of all, the dual hybrid earphones are slightly louder but that’s probably not the most important factor. Secondly, the sound is crispier and clearer and it may even have more depth in it.
As far as other aspects, the sound that is coming out of these earphones is very balanced, there is a huge amount of quality, punchy, soft and deep bass. In addition, the highs and mids sound equally pronounced for my taste but it may be subjective. Finally, there were no distortions at the highest volume setting on neither smartphone or laptop I tested (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, MacBook Pro and Xiaomi Redmi 3).
Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones Review: CONCLUSIONS
Xiaomi hybrid dual drivers earphones are without a doubt one of the best if not the best earphones under $20. We are very happy to see that the Xiaomi keeps on upgrading their audio accessories portfolio. The company already had some great products but they keep on releasing new and improved models.
My only wish would be that either Xiaomi or other company would start making tangle-free cables from the top to bottom of the earphones.
All in all, Xiaomi Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones are probably the best earphones the money can buy if you are on the budget.
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